I idly watched a chat show last night.
I had been flicking around the channels vainly hoping Herself would forget the show was on. She didn’t. I was trapped.
Anyhows they had this Young Wan on who was introduced as being Miss Ireland Universe 2022 and a NASA scientist. I think that’s what they said. It transpired she wasn’t a NASA scientists and didn’t work for NASA but she did work at NASA in some other capacity. Or something. I lost interest at that point.
The interview progressed. She had a strong American accent and was easy enough on the eye so I wandered off into my own thoughts.
Next thing they produced a book she had written. Surprise surprise. Everyone seems to have written a book on that programme that they were keen to promote. The subject of the book was Pioneering Black Irish Women Scientists or some such. She then went on to say that she was proud to be the subject of the first chapter and proud to be the first black person to achieve something.
She was black?
No fucking way. She was the same colour as me. In fact after a good summer in France I would be a lot browner than her. What the fuck was she on about?
I have noticed this phenomenon before. That Megan Merkle or whatever she’s called made some statement about being the first black in the royal family. That was also news to me as whatever she was, she wasn’t black.
Are these people some kind of fifth columnists? Or are some people just claiming to be black to somehow gain some status or other? Or are they just identifying as black because of this modern trend of identifying yourself to be something you’re not?
Maybe I’m black?